Grafton Capital, a growth investor in Europe’s leading technology companies, has appointed Tom Morrell as its Chief Financial Officer. Tom, who joins Grafton Capital from Brookfield Asset Management, will lead on financing, reporting and accounting for Grafton Capital and its investments.
With over a decade’s experience in finance, the appointment strengthens Grafton Capital’s leadership team. During his time at Brookfield, Tom was responsible for financial and operational oversight of its European private equity investments. Tom has significant experience of working with founder-led management teams and entrepreneurs, having previously worked in corporate finance roles at Akur Capital and BDO.
Founded in 2014, Grafton Capital has invested over £100m in leading European software and technology companies. It typically invests £5 – £20 million in categories including software, data and analytics, online platforms or marketplaces. Its capital is invested to fund the next phase of growth, to provide founder liquidity, and to provide an exit for legacy shareholders. Most recently, Grafton Capital invested £7 million in Third Financial, the fast growth Fintech platform for the wealth management industry.
Commenting on his new role, Tom Morrell said: “I’m excited to join Grafton Capital, as it enters its next phase, having built a strong reputation amongst the tech founders it partners with. Grafton Capital has built an impressive portfolio of leading technology companies, and I look forward to supporting those businesses, and working closely alongside Ed as we look to make new investments.”
Ed Barroll Brown, Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Grafton Capital said: “Grafton Capital recently surpassed £100m of invested capital and so we are delighted that Tom has joined us, bringing first rate experience from institutional private equity. Alongside managing an exciting portfolio of growth companies, we continue to grow and develop our own business with new investments and high calibre team appointments planned.”